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Downtown Sidewalk Sales

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Every day until May 31, 2015
Sidewalk Sales are held the last weekend of the month from March through November, excluding October. Shoppers – take advantage of great deals in a relaxing shopping environment! Plan for these upcoming 2015 Sidewalk Sales weekends! Friday through Sunday unless otherwise noted. March 27 – 29 April 24 – 26 May 29 – 31 June 26 – 28 July 24 – 26 August 28 – 30 September 25 – 27 November 27 – 29

A Tribute to Van Morrison at the Kuumbwa

May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Trampled by Turtles at the Catalyst

May 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
On Wild Animals, Trampled by Turtles’ seventh studio album, themes of impermanence run deep, both lyrically and sonically. The quintet’s hybrid folk sound continues its evolution pushing the band further into the grey area between genres that defies pigeonholing. Trampled By Turtles formed in 2003 in Duluth, Minnesota. From their beginnings on the Midwestern festival circuit, they have reached new heights with each album. The release of 2012’s Stars And Satellites saw the band play to more fans than ever,…

Beetlejuice – Midnight Movie

May 29 @ 11:55 pm
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Every day until May 30, 2015
Stay up late with the cool kids for these classics.  

Shakespeare to Go Presents “As You Like It” at the MAH

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Shakespeare to Go presents As You Like It. Our traveling production uses ten student actors who, with nothing but a bare stage and minimal costumes, create dozens of characters, old and young, rich and poor, majestic and humble. This is a tale of love, forgiveness and reconciliation.Fun for the whole family! For more information visit: http://theater.ucsc.edu/programs/stg or call 831-459-1552

Music at the Mission: Mylo Jenkins Concert

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Enjoy Music @ the Mission with the Mylo Jenkins, a Santa Cruz-based Americana band. Picnic with the family during the concert. The free and family-friendly Summer Series at the Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park in downtown Santa Cruz includes seven events with a wide spectrum of cultural experiences, fine art and outdoor movies, culminating with the third annual Mole & Mariachi Festival on Sept. 19.

Eilen Jewell at the Kuumbwa

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
She’s a rock ‘n roll mama from way-out west in Idaho. After a brief hiatus last summer to welcome her first child into the world, Eilen Jewell is packing up her signature black dress, cowgirl boots, and guitar and is hitting the road again with a live double album release in tow and a new studio album due in spring, 2015. Crafting a unique style that mixes her poetic ballads with swinging rockers, Eilen ranks among the best in the…

Sundays in San Lorenzo Park

May 31 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every week until July 26, 2015
Celebrate San Lorenzo Park and all it has to offer, all summer song, with this Sunday series presented by the Coastal Watershed Council! First Sundays  (May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2)  Birthdays and Board Games  Bring a blanket to sit on and your favorite board games to play.  Birthday cake for those celebrating their birth month. Second Sundays ( May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9)  Plant Exchange Bring your plant cuttings, seeds, garden books, or plant related…

Cry Havoc! at the Vets Hall

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Over 23 million living veterans have been wired for war but never re-wired to come home: Cry Havoc, a one-person play by military veteran Stephan Wolfert, that seamlessly interweaves Shakespeare’s most famous speeches with personal experience to help us understand the national crises we face when we fail in re-integrating our veterans. The military recruits citizens and wires them for war, but does not un-wire them. What does the “De-Cruit® ” process look like? Is there room for improvement in the…

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Season Preview at Bookshop Santa Cruz

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz’s favorite theatre company is thrilled to announce their 2015 Summer Season in the beautiful Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen! Join us at Bookshop Santa Cruz for a discussion of the season, to learn more about the four plays Santa Cruz Shakespeare will be presenting: Much Ado About Nothing, The Liar, Macbeth, and this year’s fringe production, The Rover. In addition to sharing a scenic model and costume sketches, Artistic Director Mike Ryan will discuss his decision to make SCS’s acting…

Trivia Night – Rosie McCann’s

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Trivia hosted by Thomas in the lounge at 8:00 PM. Each week features a new theme, team competition, and prizes in the form of beer and other fun items!

The Comic and the Patriot Open Mic

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week
Open Mic at the Poet and the Patriot in downtown Santa Cruz. Sign ups at 8, show at 8:30. Running til 11.

Nepal Quake Relief Benefit with Shady Groove and Tammi Brown at the Kuumbwa

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Wheel Company presents a Santa Cruz quake relief benefit for Nepal. Please support this amazing effort featuring Shady Groove, Tammi Brown, auction items and more! Tickets: $20in adv / $25 door Advance Tickets: www.thewheelcompany.com Doors at 7 PM More info: www.thewheelcompany.com

Oz Noy Trio featuring Dave Weckl and James Genus at the Kuumbwa

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oz Noy kicked off his professional career at the age of thirteen, playing jazz, blues, pop, and rock music with many of the top musicians in his native Israel. By his mid twenties he was already one of the nation’s top studio guitarists. Together with an all-star rhythm section of drummer Dave Weckl (Chick Corea, George Benson, Robert Plant) and James Genus (Branford Marsalis, Chick Corea, Dave Douglas, Michael Brecker) these three make a powerful trio. Noy’s latest release, Twisted Blues,…

Ann Packer in conversation with Karen Joy Fowler, The Children’s Crusade at Bookshop Santa Cruz

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
“The Children’s Crusade is quietly stunning. I love every word of it, every character, every memory, and the transgression and triumph of every reality. Packer tells the coming of age story of the Blair family, as much of the family entity itself as of its individual members, the gentle yet focused father, the mercurial mother, and their four children, each with their own roles. But she also writes the “every” family, forcing us to consider our own relationships with our…

Open Mic – Rosie McCann’s

June 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Open Mic Night Tuesdays in the Fireside lounge. Sign-ups 7:00, show begins at 8:00. We have begun a new promotion for Open Mic! Each person that buys a drink receives a ticket to vote for their favorite performer; the person with the most votes at the end of the night will win a prize! Contact rosieopenmicsc@yahoo.com

Santa Cruz Farmers Market

June 3 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Our largest and oldest market is situated in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, one block off of Pacific Ave. In addition to a large variety of farm products, this market offers a great selection of local artisan foodstuffs, delicious baked goods, and lots of options for lunch and dinner. The market provides a large shaded cafe seating area, operates a supervised veggie valet program and live music is always present. Shopping at the Wednesday market is a wonderful way…

Jazz with the Alex Raymond Band

June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week
Every Wednesday night from 8-10pm enjoy the Alex Raymond Band.

Trivia Night – 99 Bottles

June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
The only quiz that drinking is encouraged!  

Steamed buns at Pop-Up

June 4 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Every week
Every Thursday, from 11:30am – 2pm 1108 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Steamed Buns and Honey Glazed Baked BBQ pork buns, served over the counter. Each week we have one entree available with rice. View Sample Menu

UCSC Jazz Ensembles at the Kuumbwa

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Two UCSC Jazz Ensembles will perform. The UCSC Big Band, under the direction of Charles Hamilton, is composed of students, as well as community enthusiasts. They perform big band music from swing, bebop, Latin, and modern jazz, drawn from a wide spectrum of the jazz canon – including works by both well-known and lesser-known composers – all arranged for the contemporary big band format. Director of Jazz Studies professor Karlton Hester will showcase students from his improvisational theory class along…

Trivia Night – Woodstock’s Pizza

June 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come sign up in teams of 3 – 6 people starting at 8pm. Trivia starts at 9 pm and consists of 4 rounds each with 6 questions. Check out our facebook page for current weeks Theme Round and various sponsors and prizes. Don’t forget to use the coupons at the bottom of your answer sheet to be entered into a raffle to spin our prize wheel in-between rounds. Hosted by Josh!!

Free Comedy Night – Blue Lagoon

June 4 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come on down to the Blue Lagoon as they host free comedy shows every Thursday night. Each night showcases up to fifteen stand up comics, featuring everything from new talent to touring comics that have been on America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and Live at Gotham. For more information, go tohttp://www.thebluelagoon.com/

Raiders of the Lost Ark – Midnight Movie

June 5 @ 11:55 pm
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Every day until June 6, 2015
Stay up late with the cool kids for these classics.  

Japanese Cultural Fair at the Santa Cruz Mission State Park

June 6 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The purpose of the Japanese Cultural Fair is to provide an opportunity for the community to increase it’s awareness and understanding of the Japanese community in Santa Cruz County as well as Japanese culture, both traditional and contemporary. We believe that through the arts, craft, and culture of Japan, we can improve mutual understanding among neighbors on the Pacific Rim as well as enrich our community life here in Santa Cruz. Enjoy music, dance, martial arts, food and more!

Santa Cruz Symphony Pops Benefit Concert Movie Magic!

June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Santa Cruz Symphony performs favorite Hollywood themes from the master of film scores, John Williams.  Hear themes from classics including Star Wars, Jaws, Indiana Jones, Close Encounters of a Third Kind, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, E.T. and more! Visit SantaCruzSymphony.org for more details.

River Arts Celebration

June 6 @ 8:00 pm
Come one, come all to the River Arts Celebration on June 6th, 2015! The day will begin at 12pm with the Kinetic Sculpture Parade down the Santa Cruz RiverWalk. Join the fun by building a sculpture or just walk with us as we make our way to the Tannery Arts Center. At 1:30pm, the festivities begin at the Tannery: music, dance, food, art, games, and fun. The Lineup Danda da Hora/Members of SambaDá Marty O’Reilly Flor de Cana Bandaloop Zari…

41st Annual Santa Cruz Pride Parade and Festival

June 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cheer on our 2015 Grand Marshals and a wide variety of contingents making up the largest LGBTQ+ Pride parade on the Central Coast. In this queer visibility action, members of our Santa Cruz community – organizations, allies, supportive groups, churches, candidates, ensembles, performers, parents, children – will show pride, activism, enthusiasm and love.   DATE:  Sunday, June 7, 2015 STEP OFF TIME: 11:00am START LOCATION:  Pacific Ave & Church Street END LOCATION:  Cathcart Street & Center Street   The Parade…

Meander: dinner on the river walk

June 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
As part of the Coastal Watershed Council’s bold commitment to spark meaningful change for the San Lorenzo River, we invite you to Meander, a first-ever benefit dinner on the banks of the river — a special event that will re-introduce you to this breathtaking natural resource that anchors our town in so many ways. Join other revolutionary thinkers for a playful, inspiring meal as we meander from one spot on the river banks to the next. Enjoy a delicious pop-up…

Small Business Workshop: Employee Law – What You Need to Know to Hire and Fire

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
presented by Carmela Woll, Esquire 2015 workshops: March 11 Finding the Money for Your Small Business Growth, presented by a panel of lenders April 8 Easy Website Development – the Basics of WordPress, presented by Todd Schafer, Schafer Design May 13 Search Engine Optimization – the Basics, presented by Andreas Mueller, Bloofusion, Inc. June 10 Employee Law – What You Need to KNow to Hire and Fire, presented by Carmela Woll, Esq. July 8 CrowdSource Funding, presented by (speaker TBD)…
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